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Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences - Dairy Technology - Third Cycle Programme

General Description
Department of Dairy Technology was founded as a chair of Dairy Technology in 1958 within the constitution of Faculty of Agriculture, which is one of the first founded faculties of Ege University, which was established in 1955. Department of Dairy Technology is one of two departments that educate engineer to dairy industry in our Turkey. Instruction and education programme of Department of Dairy Technology, that train students at licence, master and doctorate degree, provide enough technical information and rigging in the field of increasing milk production, keeping quality of milk and dairy products, establishment and organization of dairy plants and utilization of dairy wastes.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctorate Degree in Dairy Technology awarded to the graduates who have successfully full filled all programme requirements.
Level of Qualification
Third Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Master's Degree and willing to enroll in the Doctorate programme may apply to the Directorate of Graduate School with the documents. 1-Sufficient score (at least 55 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or GRE Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score equivalent to ALES score of 55. 2-English proficiency (at least 70 out of 100 from the Profiency Exam conducted by Ege University Foreign Language Department, or at least 55 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 55. The candidates holding Bachelor's or Master's Degree taught totally in English are exempted from English proficiency requirement. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 15% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) 10 % of academic success in the master's programme and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 60 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 65 at least are accepted into the Doctorate programme. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. A student who is currently enrolled in a Doctorate Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Doctorate Programme at EGE University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. Students who transfer from another university must be successful in the EGE University English Proficiency Exam or in an equivalent English examination. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University is not an exception to this.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The doctorate programme consists of a minimum of seven courses, with a minimum of 21 national credits, a qualifying examination, a dissertation proposal, and a dissertation. The period allotted for the completion of the Doctorate programmes is normally eight semesters (four years). However, while it is possible to graduate in a shorter time, it is also possible to have an extension subject to the approval of the graduate school. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 240 ECTS. A student may take undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Doctorate course load and credits. The PhD students are required to take the Doctoral Qualifying Examination, after having successfully completed taught courses. The examination consists of written and oral parts. The Doctoral Qualifying Committee determines by absolute majority whether a candidate has passed or failed the examination. Students who fail the Qualifying Examination may retake the examination the following semester. Students failing the Examination a second time are dismissed from the program. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A dissertation supervisor who must hold the minimum rank of assistant professor is appointed for each PhD student. When the nature of the dissertation topic requires more than one supervisor, a joint-supervisor may be appointed. A joint-supervisor must hold a doctoral degree. Periodic monitoring of research work by a thesis monitoring committee is required to be awarded the Doctoral degree. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to two may be selected from another Department or another University. The co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. Thesis defense by the candidate is open to all audience and a jury decides to grant/deny the Doctoral degree. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to six months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
The aim of doctorate programme in Dairy Technology is to cause students to earn the ability of investigating independently, interpreting scientific events with a wide point of view and determining necessary steps to reach new synthesis in dairy technology
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Students graduated from doctorate programme of Dairy Technology, can work as a upper permanent staff in related public and private sector foundings, and also can apply to a suitable academic permanent positions of related departments in universities or vocational training schools
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who succesfully completed doctorate degree may apply to both in the same or related disciplines in higher education institutions at home or abroad to get a position in academic staff or to governmental R&D centres to get expert position.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The way of assessment and grading of every course was identified in “Individual Course Description” section in detail.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof. Dr. Özer KINIK (Head of Department) Assit. Prof. Dr. Harun KESENKAŞ (ECTS Coordinator of Dept.) Ege University Faculty of Agriculture Department of Dairy Technology 35100 Bornova/İzmir TURKEY Tel:+ 90 232 311 27 33 Email: /
Department has 5 laboratories where physical, chemical and microbiological researches and student applications take place in. Department has two classrooms with air conditioner and projector and also a pilot plant that provides students to observe the manufacture of milk and dairy products closely.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Ability to comprehend the interaction between different disciplines in dairy technology; to reach original results by using knowledge that necessitate expertise, to analyze, synthesis and evaluate new and complex opinions.
2Ability to develop and deepen new, current and advanced knowledge in expertise field that based on master degree competencies by original idea and research, and reach original definitions which bring innovation to science.
3Ability to approach new information in his field systematically and to gain advanced skills about research methods in dairy technology.
4Ability to have rigging to be a counselor in food sector related to his field (food technologies, product development, product quality improvement, food safety, microbiology etc.).
5Ability to develop a new scientific method that brings innovation to science or apply a known method to a different field, to research, comprehend, design, adapt and apply an original topic.
6Ability to make critical analysis, synthesis and evaluation of new and complex opinions.
7Planning and organizing scientific research projects and lecture bachelor courses
8Publishing scientific reviews, in the field of dairy technology, in pre-reviewed national or international manuscripts to expand the scientific perspective in the field.
9Establish, inspection and manage a firm in his professional field
10While using intellectual techniques like; creative and critical thinking, solving problems and making decisions; developing new ideas and methods in his profession
11Analysis of social relations and the used norms by a critical perspective, develop social relations and managing of the developing process.
12Ability of an influential communication to defense his original ideas against a professional group
13To have ability about at least one foreign language, written, oral and visual communication and discussion.
14In context of academic and professional, introducing of technological, social or cultural advance and to contribute the process becoming the information society
15To have ability about strategic decision making processes in problem solving using a functional interacting
16In the work life and in the field formulate a solution about encountered social, scientific and ethical issues and to support the development of these values

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1

Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SUT-SG-DOK-G ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 30
2 9102056212018 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics Compulsory 2 0 0 6
Total 2 0 0 36
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SUT-SG-DOK-B ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 16
2 9102056102019 Probiotic Dairy Products Compulsory 3 0 0 4
3 FENDRSEM1 SEMINAR I Compulsory 1 0 0 6
Total 4 0 0 26
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FENDRYET790 Qualifying Exam Compulsory 0 0 0 9
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 FENDRTEZONE Thesis Proposal Defense Compulsory 0 0 0 16
Total 0 0 0 30
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 FENDRSEM2 Seminar II Compulsory 1 0 0 6
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
3 DRTEZ694 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 19
Total 1 0 0 30
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: